Ridge View teen cited for email containing death threat

A 14-year-old Holstein boy has been charged by the Sac County Sheriff’s Office with harassment after an email the young man sent to 16 other students and one staff member of Ridge View Middle School in Early.

The email was sent from the student’s school account and the threatening email told them they had three days to live.

School staff learned of the email Wednesday afternoon and immediately contacted the Sac County Sheriff’s Office. The student was removed from school and was taken into custody.

A search of the student’s locker and home in Holstein was done and nothing was found during the investigation that would suggest the student had a plan or intended to commit an act of violence.

The student, after speaking with the Juvenile Court authorities, was released to the custody of his parents.